EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
ME BELIEVE ONLY-ONE GOD. HEAVENLY-FATHER, HAVE ALL POWER HEAVEN, EARTH. HE-rt CONTROL (<) THINGS ME SEE, (>) THINGS ME CAN'T.
ME BELIEVE ONLY-ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST. ONLY SON FROM GOD, FOREVER TOGETHER HEAVENLY-FATHER. GOD, GOD EQUAL. alt.THEIR LIGHT lf-SAME-AS-rt. TRUE GOD, TRUE GOD. CAUSE NOT MAKE. SON lf-RELATED-TO-rt HEAVENLY-FATHER. HE-lf MAKE EVERYTHING+. FOR OUR SALVATION, HE-lf COME FROM HEAVEN.
(bow head) THROUGH HOLY SPIRIT HIS-ctr POWER, MARY GIVE-BIRTH. JESUS BECOME MAN. (head up)
FOR OUR S-A-K-E PONTIUS-PILATE CRUCIFY HIM-lf. SUFFER, DIE, BURIED. THIRD DAY HE-lf RISE LIKE PROPHET PROMISE. HE-lf ASCEND HEAVEN. SEATED@lf, (1h)HEAVENLY-FATHER SEATED@rt. HE-lf COME AGAIN WITH GLORY WILL. FOR-FOR? JUDGE PEOPLE (<) LIVE, (>) DEAD. HIS-lf KINGDOM END NEVER.
ME BELIEVE LORD, HOLY SPIRIT GIFT-TO-us LIFE. WITH (<) SON, (>) HEAVENLY-FATHER, THREE-OF-THEM TRINITY. ME WORSHIP THEM-ctr, ACCEPT THEIR-ctr GLORY. ALL-ALONG* HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK THROUGH PROPHETS.
ME BELIEVE ONLY-ONE CHURCH, HOLY, HOMOGENOUS. AUTHORITY, CHRIST HAND-DOWN. ME RECOGNIZE ONLY-ONE BAPTISM FORGIVE SIN. ME LOOK-FORWARD DEAD RESURRECT, AND LIVE NEW WORLD FUTURE. AMEN.
HEAVENLY-FATHER - (2h)[A], FOs up, DH - held against forehead, NDH close to but lower, both hands open to (2h) while moving upwards. HEAVEN may be added to this. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Heavenly Father - 1.
CAUSE - (2h)[S] are held at the chest as if holding a rope and move forward while opening to (2h). For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - cause.
VIRGIN-MARY - [M] touches NDS temple, is drawn across forehead, and descends. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Mary - 1.
GIVE-BIRTH - S-ENTER.
PONTIUS-PILATE - Middle finger of [P] touches NDS of forehead and then DS.
CRUCIFY - Pinky side of [S] is "driven" into palm of [B], PO away, FO up, then vice versa. Notice the difference from CRUCIFIED. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - crucify.
ASCEND - FT of [V:] touch plam of [B], PO up, FO away, then DH rises in a wavy pattern.
SEATED@lf, (1h)HEAVENLY-FATHER SEATED@rt - NDH [V:], PO > signer, FO up is held at forehead level to represent Jesus. This hand is held in place while signing HEAVENLY-FATHER with the other hand, then with NDH still in place, sign DH [V:], PO > signer, FO up, held at forehead level to represent God the Father.
GLORY - (2h), POs ><, FOs away from signer, DH which is on top wiggles fingers while ascending. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Glory.
TRINITY - NDH [B^], PO > singer, FO > DS, is held in front of and below , PO > signer, FO up, and DH is brought down, under NDH, and then up in front of it while changing to . For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Trinity.
ALL-ALONG* - (2h), POs down, FOs away, fingers run up the chest on DS until POs are > signer, and FOs are up. Also the tongue is shuttled from side to side.
PROPHETS - PREDICT PEOPLE.
HOMOGENOUS - (2h)[Y], POs down, FOs away, circle horizontally. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - standard.
HAND-DOWN - (2h)[O^], revolve around each other as they move from the DS shoulder forward.
LOOK-FORWARD - (2h)[V], FO pointed up diagonally, hands moves upwards twice diagonally.
Text: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God. Born of the Father beyond all ages. God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God. Begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father. By whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And he became flesh by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And on the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. And of his kingdom there will be no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, and who spoke through the prophets. And one holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. And I await the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the world to come. Amen.